Bad for New Thorncliff Track: Members of the Thoroughbred Horse Association Forbidden to Race over It, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-12


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BAD FOR NEW THORNCLIFFE TRACK. Members of The Thoroughbred Horse Association Forbidden to Race Over It. "" - . Lexington, Ky., July 11. President Charles H. Berryman of the The Thoroughbred Horse Association, today made it quite plain that the officers and directors of that organization will expect its members racing in Canada, to live un to their pledge, made September 2S, 191G, at Toronto, which means that the "meeting advertised for Thorncliffe, the new track near Toronto, July 21 to 28, will not have the associations sanction, which now is being sought through members of the Canadian committee. "When the Devonshire track was completed and a meeting was about to be held there last September, certain of the members of the Canadian Racing Associations objected, on the score that there were already too many tracks in the province of Ontario and threatened to outlaw all horses that would race at Devonshire," said President Berry-man this afternoon. "A meeting of 15S members of The Thoroughbred Horse Association was held at Toronto, and a resolution containing the following pledge was unanimously adopted: The members of this association will not race over any track not already built in the province of Ontario and licensed by the Ontario government. "That pledge was accepted in good faitli by the Canadian Racing Associations and the action of the members was indorsed by the directors of the Thoroughbred Horse Association, who have never had any idea otiier than that no circumstance could arise that would cause any member to violate it. Certain Members Request Support for Meeting. "Now comes a request through certain of our members in Canada that support be given the Thorncliffe" meeting, for no reason other than that the Canadian order-in-council. will cause a cessation of racing in that country August 1. "Those members have been advised by telegraph as follows: It has not been shown that Thorncliffe was a race track licensed by the Ontario government at the time our pledge was given last September. We cannot sanction any action that will be construed to be in violation of that pledge, which was accepted in good faitli by the Canadian Racing Associations. " j Chairman Macfarlane, who is, ill at his home in Montreal, has made it knoy-u to the incumbers of the Canadian committee tliait, should the sanction of the association be given in violation of the pledge, he would resign lis membership, It will not become necessary for Chairman Macfarlane to resign, but the resignation of any member who violates that pledge-.will he expected. John E. Madden t6day bought another slice of the Elmendorf estate from the James B. Haggin heirs. I This time he got the hoiisc in which; General Manager Charles H. Berrynian resides and 213 acres surrounding it. This gives Madden 3.000 acres of Elmendorf and he owns in addition" 2,500 acres in Hamburg Place.

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